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With Sarah Montague and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
7.48 Thought for the Day With Akhandadhi Das.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament

Contributors

Unknown:
Sarah Montague
Unknown:
James Naughtie.
Unknown:
Akhandadhi Das.

As the Times Literary Supplement reaches its 100th birthday, Laurie Taylor presents a new five-part series celebrating the influential paper that has championed, surveyed and sometimes dismissed the cream of the 20th-century literary world.

A look at the origins of the paper. The first edition is compared with the current one and two former editors recollect their very different eras at the paper.

Contributors

Presenter:
Laurie Taylor
Producer:
Laura Parfitt

Regional Variations (2)

By Simon Garfield. 2: Despite the opposition of the canal owners and tales of engines turning the milk sour, the proposers of the Liverpool Manchester Railway remain undaunted. For details see yesterday Repeated at 12.30am

Contributors

Unknown:
Simon Garfield.

In the last of two programmes looking at how youngsters are portrayed in comedy, Jenny Eclair asks if teenagers arejust naturally funny creatures? She has a wide field to draw upon, including Absolutely
Fabulous, Victoria Wood , The Glums, Jasper Carrott , Adrian Mole , John Hegley , The Young Ones and The Royle Family.
Producer Graham Frost

Contributors

Unknown:
Jenny Eclair
Unknown:
Victoria Wood
Unknown:
Jasper Carrott
Unknown:
Adrian Mole
Unknown:
John Hegley
Producer:
Graham Frost

Ask anyone to hum a traditional American song and the chances are they'll pick Oh Susanna. Camptown Races, Old Folks at Home or Beautiful Dreamer. If you don't know the words, you'll recognise the tune. Incredibly these classic American songs were written by one man, Stephen Foster. He was
America's first great songwriter and the first to earn a living from songs alone. He lived the life of a superstar and also died in true superstar fashion at 37, destitute. Now a political argument has begun to rage about his "theft" of slave melodies. Robert Zieglertalks to composer Carl Davis and Foster's biographer Ken Emerson about the songwriter's enduring appeal, and hears why his music had such an influence on all subsequent popular song. Producer Thomas Morris

Contributors

Unknown:
Stephen Foster.
Unknown:
Robert Zieglertalks
Unknown:
Carl Davis
Unknown:
Ken Emerson
Producer:
Thomas Morris

Three famous Brighton residents - Max Miller, Laurence Olivier and Terence Rattigan - share some theatrical gossip and a slice or two of fruitcake on a summer's afternoon in 1962. As the sun goes down behind the pier each, in his own way, realises that the time they have spent together is a defining moment in their lives.

Contributors

Writer:
Mark Burgess.
Director:
David Blount
Max Miller:
Roy Hudd
Laurence Olivier:
Keith Drinkel
Terence Rattigan:
David Collings
Vera:
Jean Trend

Sue Cook and the team examine more of your historical queries. If there is a local legend, quirk of history, family curiosity or architectural oddity that has you puzzled, or if you can help with another listener's query, please write to: [address removed], or email: making.history@bbc.co.uk Producers Ivan Howlett and Nick Patrick

Contributors

Producers:
Ivan Howlett
Producers:
Nick Patrick

A series of reminiscences by well-loved broadcasters. This week actor Peter Sallis talks about playing Cleggy in Last of the Summer Wine and being the voice of Wallace in Wallace and Gromit. Producer Claire Jones

Contributors

Talks:
Peter Sallis
Producer:
Claire Jones

Mark Lawson interviews the film director
Lynne Ramsay about Morvern Callar , her new film after her acclaimed debut Ratcatcher. Producer Kirsty Pope

Contributors

Unknown:
Mark Lawson
Director:
Lynne Ramsay
Unknown:
Morvern Callar
Producer:
Kirsty Pope

In his poem Church Going, Philip Larkin ponders on the future of the church and church buildings in an increasingly secular age. Jeremy Vine concludes his assessment of the state of the Church of England, by focusing on the bottom end of the establishment: the churches and congregations. Is the tension over human sexuality and women bishops likely to tear it apart? Producer Amanda Hancox Rptd on Sunday at 5pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Philip Larkin
Unknown:
Jeremy Vine
Producer:
Amanda Hancox Rptd

Connie St Louis continues her review of health and wellbeing in the early adult years. These should be the healthiest times of our lives, but they are also a period when decisions made about lifestyle and parenthood can have far reaching consequences. 3: Adult Minds. Mental illness such as depression and schizophrenia are most common in young adults. What is causing this epidemic? EMAIL: radioscience@bbc.co.uk Producer Jim Clarke Crazy about baby: page 39

Contributors

Producer:
Jim Clarke

4: Geoffrey Wheeler visits the Grand Theatre in Blackpool. It is a sumptuously decorated tribute to Victorian theatre design. Bernard Cribbins , Bill Pertwee and Mike Harding are among those recalling their appearances. Producer Libby Cross

Contributors

Unknown:
Geoffrey Wheeler
Design:
Bernard Cribbins
Design:
Bill Pertwee
Design:
Mike Harding
Producer:
Libby Cross

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